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D/ST rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Does Denver have the best available D/ST for Week 1?

Fantasy football defense and special teams is always tough, but in Week 1 it can be incredibly difficult. Defenses change and sometimes it’s difficult for us to see just how much they change. An injury here, a retirement there, a free agent loss somewhere, they all impact a defense.

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Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team

I am a big fan of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but when he gets into turnover mode, it can get ugly. The Chargers get safety Derwin James back this season and he’s going to make a difference in the defensive backfield.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Mac Jones looked good against second stringers and vanilla defenses, but when the pressure comes, he’s going to make mistakes and the Dolphins secondary will capitalize on those mistakes.

Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets

Zach Wilson is known for forcing passes in college and I don’t see that changing in Week 1 of his NFL career. Add in a group of offensive players that haven’t proven anything as a group and the Panthers can win the turnover battle this week.

Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara can only do so much and the Saints are severely lacking at top tier offensive talent after him. We know Jameis Winston can throw picks with the best of them. He even holds the record for doing just that.

Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz was a walking and running turnover last season. And when trying to outscore Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, Wentz will need to do more than hand the ball off.

D/ST rankings for Week 2

Rk Name Opp
Rk Name Opp
1 Denver Broncos @ JAC
2 New England Patriots @ NYJ
3 Washington Football Team vs NYG
4 Los Angeles Rams @ IND
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs ATL
6 Green Bay Packers vs DET
7 San Francisco 49ers @ PHI
8 Indianapolis Colts vs LAR
9 Pittsburgh Steelers vs LV
10 New Orleans Saints @ CAR
11 Chicago Bears vs CIN
12 Arizona Cardinals vs MIN
13 Buffalo Bills @ MIA
14 Cincinnati Bengals @ CHI
15 Carolina Panthers vs NO
16 New York Jets vs NE
17 Los Angeles Chargers vs DAL
18 Kansas City Chiefs @ BAL
19 Seattle Seahawks vs TEN
20 Dallas Cowboys @ LAC
21 Miami Dolphins vs BUF
22 Philadelphia Eagles vs SF
23 Baltimore Ravens vs KC
24 Jacksonville Jaguars vs DEN
25 New York Giants @ WAS
26 Minnesota Vikings @ ARI
27 Tennessee Titans @ SEA
28 Cleveland Browns vs HOU
29 Las Vegas Raiders @ PIT
30 Houston Texans @ CLE
31 Detroit Lions @ GB
32 Atlanta Falcons @ TB